Incident Summary:

12/16/2020: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Norodin Manalasal on Quezon Boulevard in Poblacion 5 neighborhood, Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines. Manalasal, the Malingao barangay chair, was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Quezon Boulevard in Poblacion 5 neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Malingao
Specific Description Chairperson: Norodin Manalasal
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Two .45-caliber pistols were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the attack may have been motivated by a land dispute or political rivalry.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Philippines: NoCot village chief hurt in slay try," Asia News Monitor, December 18, 2020.